Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey had praise for people who volunteer their time to improve the safety of their communities. Speaking in the legislature during Citizens on Patrol Week last week Lindsey noted there are currently 66 communities that have COPP programs making special mention of the Flin Flon group. He explained running since 2014 the group has over 20 members and has logged over 900 volunteer hours. They meet all three goals for the COPP program by taking regular shifts patrolling at schools and crossing zones to keep pedestrians safe on busy highways and increase community awareness of the group and they also help keep their streets safe by putting up speed reader boards for drivers and notify police when they see impaired or dangerous drivers on the road.
Lindsey added the local RCMP see the group as another set of eyes and ears that have resulted in occurrences being reported that may have gone unnoticed. If you are interested in learning more about the group visit their website www.citizensonpatrol.mb.ca or call 204-271-4881.